12 tips for throwing a stress free first birthday!Last week, unbelievably, my baby turned one. We had a little party, like we did for our first daughter, and it was delightful. I've been really happy with how both of the first birthday parties we've thrown have gone off - everyone ended the party happy and pleasant, and it wasn't stressful for us to throw.
Here are a few of my tips for making the party fun for everyone, from the guests to the birthday child:
#1: Realize they won't have any idea what's going on
To them, it's just another day. So, the most important person at the party is pretty low-stress. No one to impress!
#2: Keep it simple
I keep the decorations low-key. I love fresh flowers, some balloons, and some sweet photos of the baby throughout the first year. Easy, classic, and beautiful.
#3: Aim for a combination of kid and adult food
I made tiny cupcakes (in ketchup cups!) that were easy for kids to eat and also a big spinach and artichoke dip that the adults loved.
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